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    Take in ones stride

    Hello,

    Does the sentence below sound natural?

    "The math examination was a walk in the park, I took it in my stride."

    Thank you very much.
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    Re: Take in ones stride

    If you said it, it would sound OK because we can't hear punctuation. However, the comma is incorrect in the written version. It should be either a semi-colon or a full stop and a new sentence.

    Note that in BrE, it's "maths", not "math". Also, most people probably wouldn't bother with the whole word "examination".

    The maths exam was a walk in the park; I took it in my stride.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Take in ones stride

    Also, the title has a word missing- you take something in your stride.

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    Re: Take in ones stride

    I'm glad my British friends answered first, because I would have "corrected" you to say to drop the "my."

    In the US, we just take things in stride.
    My boss told me that the project we'd been working on was cancelled and our newest priority was one he had said wasn't going to happen. Oh well. You just have to take these things in stride.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Take in ones stride

    I thought I was pretty well informed about big differences between AmE and BrE ways of saying things but that's a new one on me. Clearly, I've never heard any of my American friends use the phrase.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Take in ones stride

    Interesting. I have always heard it the way Barb stated it.
    Last edited by Tarheel; 04-Apr-2016 at 19:23. Reason: Add something

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    Re: Take in ones stride

    These differences used to surprise me. Now I just take them all in stride.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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